Staff

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Alexandra Suh
she/they
Executive Director

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Bethany Leal
she/her
Director of Development
213.738.9050 ext. 12
bethany@kiwa.org

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Eli Longnecker
they/them
Worker Center Network Coordinator; Development Associate
213.738.9050 ext. 9
eli@kiwa.org 

 
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Jose Roberto “JR” Hernandez
him/his
Director of Organizing
213.738.9050 ext. 3
jr.hernandez@kiwa.org

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Renee Amador
she/her
Legal Director
213.738.9050 ext. 11
renee@kiwa.org

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Renee “RT” Tate
she/her
Supportive Services Manager
213.738.9050 ext. 8
rtate@kiwa.org 

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Sophia Cheng
she/her
Campaign Director
213.738.9050 ext. 13
scheng@kiwa.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Board

Patty Aguilar
KIWA member leader; Koreatown resident; Retail & food service worker

Silverio Bautista
KIWA member leader; Koreatown resident; Restaurant worker

Brady Collins
Professor, Cal Poly Pomona; Koreatown resident; Former KIWA staff

Shin Hwa Jung
KIWA member leader; Driver

Tia Koonse, President
Legal & Policy & Research Manager, UCLA Labor Center

Clara Montellano
KIWA member leader; Koreatown resident; Domestic worker

Eli Naduris-Weissman
Labor lawyer, Rothner, Segall & Greenstone

Danny Park
KIWA member leader; Former KIWA ED; Koreatown resident; Construction worker

Casey Raymond
Skadden Fellow, Bet Tzedek

Sebastian Sánchez, Treasurer
Staff Attorney, Bet Tzedek; Koreatown resident

Debbie Sheen
Program Officer, First 5 LA; Koreatown raised

With warm wishes and appreciation for board members who transitioned off:
2018 (Shiu-Ming Cheer, Kyunghwan Lee, Hilda López, K-Sue Park, and Stefanie Ritoper)
2017 (Eliseo Oliva and Brenda García)
2016 (An M. Le, Do Kim, Joyce Ybarra, and Silvia Rivera)
And all past KIWA board members